Yashasvi Jaiswal in motion at Asian Games 2023© X (previously Twitter)
Cricket specialists and followers had been all left shocked as Nepal quick bowler Karan KC got here up with a stunning technique in opposition to Indian cricket group opener Yashasvi Jaiswal throughout the Asian Games 2023 males’s cricket quarterfinal conflict on Tuesday. During the ninth over of the Indian innings, Karan determined to bowl a supply from a place which was simply subsequent to the place the umpire stands and effectively behind the popping crease. Jaiswal was shocked by the supply and he ended up lacking it because the wicket-keeper collected him behind the stumps. The expression on Jaiswal’s face mentioned all of it as he stood nonetheless for a second along with his hand on his hips because the commentators had been additionally left surprised.
Jaiswal smashed seven sixes in a elegant maiden T20 century as India’s males opened their first Asian Games marketing campaign with a 23-run defeat of gutsy Nepal.
Pakistan additionally reached the semi-finals, crushing Hong Kong by 68 runs with skilled all-rounder Khushdil Shah taking 3-13.
Karan KC experiments as he bowls the ball from effectively behind the popping crease
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With superstars akin to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli at house for the one-day World Cup starting on Thursday, India, the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 group, have a second-string squad in Hangzhou.
But it’s nonetheless formidable, filled with promising kids who’ve excelled within the Indian Premier League and a number of gamers with worldwide expertise.
After successful the toss and opting to bat, Jaiswal’s masterful 100, from 49 balls, plus late fireworks from Rinku Singh (37 not out) and Shivam Dube (25 not out) helped them to 202-4.
Nepal had bludgeoned a report 314-3 in opposition to Mongolia within the qualifying rounds, however they may solely handle 179-9 in reply, with Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi taking three wickets every.
(With AFP inputs)
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